Now that the summer is coming to an end, the time is better than ever to give your car some routine maintenance. The summer months come with specific hazards for vehicles, which are best to address before fall starts.
Here are end of summer car maintenance tips to get you started:
- Check out your tires. There’s a reason you see more blown tires and tire scraps on the side of the road each summer. Heat can be detrimental to tire pressure and tread.
- Clean out the back of your car. Put away those swimsuits, old beach towels, and flip flops that won’t be getting much use for a long time.
- Make sure your windshield wipers are working and that you have enough windshield wiper fluid, especially after accounting for all the bugs you’ve had to scrape away this summer.
- Go to a professional for a thorough check-up, to ensure that your battery, oil, and air conditioning systems are all in working order.
Do you have any other tips to end the summer with? Let us know your ideas in the comments. Summer car maintenance may not be fun, but at least it’s easy to do!